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post #11 of 17
If your running bloted highly threaded programs (ie photoshop) then the 2600k will be better. However, thats not to say the 2500k is bad. Ok, if you have $200 but want the threaded performance of the 2600k..... FX-8120 (+ overclock) (que the intel fanboys trashing)
post #12 of 17
i am a heavy intermediate photoshoshop user but i havent had any problems with my 2500k (ocd to 4.9).i am using photoshop cs5. try 2500k first and test it yourself. you can always upgrade if you really need to anyway.
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@Nethermir

Thanks for the insight! smile.gif

@jrl1357

I was going to choose the FX8120 over the 2600k because I read this from an Adobe employee: "Yes, Photoshop uses hyperthreading when it would be faster. But in many cases we can only use physical cores and not logical (hyperthreaded) cores because hyperthreading would make the process slower."

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/806048

But what convinced me to go 2500k is it runs cooler, and seems to be better than any Bulldozer CPU at single-thread functions according to benches, and why this is important is because I believe (from what I have been reading) is Photoshops brush, eraser and smudge tools [ones I use the most] are still single-threaded. Manga Studio doesn't benefit from hyperthreading or multicores according to SmithMicro either.
I'm not a photographer, I only use Photoshop to paint, I don't often use filters so when I do I wouldn't mind waiting 1.3 seconds longer if it means saving some money.

I'd love to think that I could ask "Which CPU? FX6200 or 2500k" in a mature community, but no matter where I ask such things the threads end in the same way, leaving me with as little clue in which to choose as I had at the start. doh.gif
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post #14 of 17
Any sb quad core would eat photoshop, the 8120 is just a suggestion if you want similur threaded perfromance to i7 on an i5 budget. ht is slower then real cores but the 8120 has 8 actully cores (well, sort of) but single threaded is lower so its equal overall with 2500k in the end. The 2500k is a good chioce as it is an all-a-round top performer. Good luck!
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And this anti-bulldozer thing is getting to me too. Tip-dont ask on formes, look at coldhard bench marks, and try to find relitively nuteral ones when you do. I member here posted some good benchies here bout a week back, look for it. I even started a thread about a folding server my friend is building and some people actully tried to tell me two 8 core xeons would beat four 12 core opterons! Sometimes i wonder...... .
Maybe someone should start a 'vendor nuteral' club
post #16 of 17
2500k is great. hyper threading can actually cause more issues than it solves in most cases. ex. less FPS. its not utilized by game developers and what not very well at all.
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2500k overclocks better. Id go with the 2500k it does its job.

 
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